Director of Finance & Administration

Job Title: Director of Finance & Administration
Organization: Kounkuey Design Initiative, Kenya (KDI)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: Immediate
Closing Date: When Filled 

Kounkuey Design Initiative is seeking a Director of Finance & Administration to add to our team in Nairobi. This is a great opportunity for a creative, highly motivated professional to work directly with people in under-resourced communities, advance equity and support community-driven development.

Job Description

The Director of Finance and Administration will be a strategic thought leader alongside the Directors of KDI’s Kenya office, and report to the Global directorship. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, participative manager that will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business development, planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, operations and IT.

The Director of Finance and Administration will play a critical role in  partnering with the Kenyan and Global Directorship. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.



Human Resources, Technology and Administration

Public Relations and Communications

Qualifications & Skills

How to Apply:

Send an electronic copy of your cover letter, CV, and three (3) references to Ian Leong, Director of Finance and Admin at with subject heading: Director of Finance & Administration: Your Name

About KDI:

KDI is a non-profit design and community development organization. We collaborate with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in neighborhoods and cities. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, research, planning, and built works. We have been recognized for our innovative approach to participatory design by notable institutions such as Architectural League of New York, World Resources Institute, MIT, The Rockefeller Foundation, UN-Habitat, The California Endowment, Ashoka Changemakers, Smithsonian Institute, IDEO, The Atlantic Renewal Project, and Swiss Re Foundation.  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or medical condition.